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With just two years to go before its term ends, the Aquino administration plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to make economic growth inclusive and lift millions out of poverty.
The Philippines remains a fragile democracy despite the Aquino administration’s gains that have not been enough to make up for “nearly a decade of regression” during the previous administration.
Politics in this country too dirty for you? It is precisely the dirt in politics that should make you join it and clean it up.
Street vendor Federina Taguba was all smiles as she greeted a group of pilgrims who had alighted from a rented van to visit the Basilica Minore de Nuestra Señora de Piat (Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Piat).
A signboard maker here will have himself nailed to a cross for the 28th time on Good Friday, possibly the longest time any Filipino has performed the ritual.
By stretching his panata (vow) for another year, Ruben Enaje helps sustain the practice of crucifixion in Barangay San Pedro Cutud that itinerant faith healer Artemio Anoza began 54 years ago.
Five months before the election of Pope Francis, two Philippine archbishops preached the gospel of humility before a worldwide assembly of their fellow bishops.
Some days ago, an American professor at Harvard Divinity School caused quite a stir by claiming to have come into the possession of a fragment of an ancient scroll that seemed to indicate that Jesus Christ was married. There’s a part there, says Karen King, that says, “Jesus said to them, ‘my wife.’”
On April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan, I attended a workshop offered by kindred souls concerned about the healing of Earth and its inhabitants. But more than just being concerned about our wounded planet, these persons are preoccupied with the enrichment of our earthly dwelling and our own human lives.
In the end, a perfectly rational explanation may yet turn out to be the reason for the mysterious disappearance from the skies of Malaysia Airlines MH370. One plausible theory, propounded by a veteran pilot, suggests that the plane’s cockpit suffered a sudden catastrophic fire that overwhelmed its two pilots before they could radio for help or manage an emergency landing. They managed to turn the plane leftward, however, in the direction of Langkawi, Malaysia, where there was an airstrip, but with the pilots rendered incapacitated, the plane flew on until it ran out of fuel and plunged into the sea. A cockpit fire may also account for the breakdown in the transponders and communications systems, which prevented the plane from sending any SOS before its presumed crash.
The first has to do with Mar Roxas. He’s been busy the last few days making his presence felt in Leyte and the other places devastated by “Yolanda.” Since his arrival in Leyte last Thursday, he has distributed P1 billion to the typhoon-stricken areas. That is not the end of it, he said. There’s more to come, the government having earmarked P4 billion for them under the Grassroots Participatory Budget Process, a new program.
The Philippines has renewed its appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow Manila to keep its restrictions on rice imports.
SM-led stocks perked up Wednesday the local stock barometer ahead of a long weekend break alongside mostly firmer regional markets.
Collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in March rose by nearly a tenth from a year ago but still fell short of the government’s goal despite aggressive campaigns against tax evaders.
Philweb Corp., an online gaming company led by former trade minister Roberto Ongpin, saw a steep decline in profit in 2013, partly as it recorded losses from the sale of its 23.3-percent stake in ISM Communications, which controls Philippine Bank of Communications.
Two state-owned export companies of Vietnam Tuesday submitted the lowest bids for contracts to supply the National Food Authority with a total of 800,000 metric tons of milled rice.
Manny Pacquiao sure is giving serious thought to this plan of making it to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
The Amateur Softball Association-Philippines and the Philippine Sports Commission totally revamped the Blu Girls and will send the team to a three-month training and competition in the United States.
The power of his punches remains the same, but bigger opponents can withstand their impact better.
Manny Pacquiao may have failed to score a knockout win over Timothy Bradley but he did more than enough to satisfy his chief trainer, Freddie Roach.
Had Manny Pacquiao been given the go-signal by Freddie Roach, he would have gone all out to finish off Timothy Bradley Saturday night (Sunday in Manila).
Labahita a la Bacalao, paired with Ginataang Sigarilyas, is an ideal family meal for the meatless Holy Week.
While some of my friends took in the view of a Tuscan vineyard and thought about the romance it evokes, a voice behind them declared: “It’s just a farm.”
As young as 5 years old, Rogel Mari Sese knew he wanted to be an astronomer. It was a book from his scientist parents (his mom is a molecular biologist and his father is into chemistry and science communications) that started his love affair with space. “One of the very first books I had was about astronomy and space flight.”
Planning to check into the Pico Sands Hotel and let your kids join the space camp on April 26? Here are 12 other things your family can enjoy at Pico de Loro Cove.
Have you ever injured your leg or ankle in a sport and had no sensation or mobility afterward? Hurt your knee then felt prickling sensations even when there was no ligament tear? Slept on an arm and awakened with a numb hand? Sat too long with your legs crossed and ended up with either numbness or a prickling sensation?
Luis Manzano, who dated Jennylyn Mercado for two years before “rekindling old flame” with Angel Locsin, is aware of negative reactions to what happened. In fact, he told the Inquirer recently, “Some people thought there was connivance with our respective partners.”
Marking his 30th year as an entertainer, Gary Valenciano took his fans back in time via “Arise 3.0,” a concert that celebrated his music.
Noisy Celebrity allegedly made snarky comments about Popular Costar in cyberspace. Needless to say, the tattletale reached the media, PC confronted NC.
From alleged drunken bar outings to a nasty mishap with a box jellyfish that landed her in the hospital—Anne Curtis’ recent ordeals have been fodder for show biz websites and publications.
I have fond memories of my trip to Singapore in the 1990s with Tito Joey de Leon (whom I call “De Leon King”) and his fab wife, Eileen Macapagal-de Leon, along with other friends in the biz. We had gone to watch my all-time idol Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” concert.